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Behnam Farsi

AI-Powered international student recruitment platform.

CanApply is a tech company located in Montreal, Canada. We own a smart platform backed by Artificial Intelligence to assist international students in studying abroad. We are on a mission to make studying more accessible for those who intend to study abroad.

Tell us about yourself?

Graduated from Concordia University, Montreal, with a Master of Applied Science in Information System Engineering. Four years of work experience in Education. Two years of work experience as a Machine Learning Engineer. Two years as CEO of CanApply.

If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

Just be more patient in your life and be focused on your job only. You have to make an impact. You will do it if you find the niche, and by finding the niche, you will help people genuinely. So do not work for money. Work for people.

What problem does your business solve?

Assisting international students to study abroad by providing smart services and free content.

What is the inspiration behind your business?

I was an international student from Iran. It was too hard to apply by myself and get a visa to come to Canada. Also, in terms of technology, this industry needs to be smarter and more optimized. So, I came up with the idea to help students by using state of the art of technology.

What is your magic sauce?

Machine learning! In the era of technology, why do students have to talk to a consultant to find the programs and apply them while Artificial Intelligence can do it faster and more accurately?

What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?

We would like to be a big influencer in B2C in this industry. Students need to learn a new language, apply to a program, do the immigration affairs, deal with accommodation, and find new friends to build a new community. It is not easy for them to do it all alone. CanApply wants to help students in each step.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?

This industry is so big, and there are several needs in various areas. If you work on different topics simultaneously, you cannot finish any of them perfectly. On the other hand, if you focus on one problem and make an impact, you can solve other problems one by one.

How can people get involved?

If you would like to collaborate with us to help your beloved ones or friends study abroad, or if you are a student seeking to study abroad, please contact